Aircraft (71 - 80 of 91 items)
Civil Agency Aircraft: Agencies' Use of Certain Aircraft to Transport Passengers
GGD-88-92BR: Published: Aug 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding civilian agencies' use of aircraft for passenger transport.GAO reviewed 47 specific aircraft and found that the agencies: (1) used 29 configured aircraft for special-purpose missions and 18 for passenger transportation during a 12-month period; (2) used eight of the passenger aircraft primarily for special-purpose missions and...
FAA's Implementation of the Expanded East Coast Plan
T-RCED-88-39: Published: May 16, 1988. Publicly Released: May 16, 1988.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of its Expanded East Coast Plan (EECP), which revised air traffic control routes and procedures to reduce delays in the three major airports in the New York metropolitan area. GAO found that: (1) although phase 1 of EECP, which created new air routes and revised others, significantly reduced flight delays, it increased aircra...
Airport Noise: FAA's Enforcement of Noise Rules at National Airport
RCED-88-117: Published: Apr 15, 1988. Publicly Released: May 3, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) monitoring and enforcement of aircraft noise rules at Washington National Airport.GAO found that: (1) between January 1982 and June 1987, FAA monitored all flights between 10 P.M. and 7 A.M. for compliance with the nighttime rule and imposed penalties for violations; (2) FAA exempted noncompliant opera...
Aviation Safety: Commuter Airports Should Participate in the Airport Certification Program
RCED-88-41: Published: Nov 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) requirements for participation in its Airport Certification Program, particularly: (1) its requirements for commuter airlines with 30 or fewer passenger seats; (2) the program's safety benefits and cost-effectiveness; and (3) alternative requirements and their impact on commuter airports.GAO found tha...
Aviation Weather Hazards: FAA System for Disseminating Severe Weather Warnings to Pilots
RCED-86-152BR: Published: Apr 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) procedures for disseminating weather information to pilots.Air traffic controllers provide pilots with weather information from a variety of sources, including National Weather Service and FAA weather advisories, reports from pilots, and airport wind-shear alert and radar surveillance systems. GAO found t...
Three Safety Issues Relating to Aviation
128050: Oct 1, 1985
GAO discussed on: (1) current conditions within the air traffic control (ATC) work force; (2) variations in the type and frequency of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspections of air carriers; and (3) FAA progress in developing a terminal doppler weather radar system to detect low level wind shears. GAO noted that: (1) FAA controller staffing fell by 75 percent after the 1981 controllers'...
Cost of Complying With FAA Requirements
B-1644971(1): Published: Aug 17, 1973. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Role of the C-5 Aircraft During U.S. Operations in Lebanon and Grenada
NSIAD-84-87: Published: Mar 28, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the use of C-5 and other transport aircraft during military operations in Lebanon and Grenada and addressed various specific questions regarding the use of C-5 aircraft in the operations.GAO found that the Military Airlift Command (MAC) used C-5, C-141, and C-130 transport aircraft in both operations. C-5 aircraft flew 25 missions in support of...
Investigations of FAA's Requirements for Aircraft and Airports
B-1644971(1): Published: Aug 17, 1973. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
No summary is currently available...